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June 14, 2018

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2018 MetLife Foundation Study Abroad Innovation Competition

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) state grants and partnership grants

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) research grants for faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Webinars and workshops from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Department of Homeland Security Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Preparedness Grants

Department of Education Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018-Emergency Assistance to IHE Program application

Department of Education Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018-Defraying Costs of Enrolling Displaced Students Program application




HACU headquarters in San Antonio, TX - Senior vice president/chief operating officer. Information click here.


America Reads Spanish 

Issue #133 (April 2018)

Minority Serving Institutions as Engines of Upward Mobility
Postsecondary Enrollment Before, During, and Since the Great Recession

Cover shot of the summer edition

Request for Title V program success stories
HACU is soliciting success stories about how Title V program funding has made a difference for students on your campus. Stories submitted will be considered for publishing in an upcoming issue of The Voice of Hispanic Higher Education magazine. We accept up to 500 word count with a university logo and photos.

Email content or questions to Submissions are requested by July 31.

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HACU National Internship Program interns begin summer session
HACU welcomed summer interns with an orientation on June 1, 2018. A list of college students serving internships in Washington, D.C., and around the country is now available.  More>> 

The deadline for the HACU National Internship Program fall session has been extended to June 27, 2018.  More>>    


HACU meets with ?Act on the Dream? Coalition
HACU convened an ?Act on the Dream? Coalition meeting on June 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C., to provide an update on the status of DACA and the DREAM Act. More>>

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week to be observed Sept. 17-23, 2018
HACU has announced National Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) week will be observed Sept. 17-23, 2018. The observance takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15. More>>

Number of Hispanic-Serving Institutions in U.S. increases to 492
The 2016-17 academic year saw an additional 20 institutions become Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) with concentrated growth in the number of Hispanics attending college. HSIs are defined in federal legislation as non-profit colleges or universities with 25% or more full-time-equivalent Hispanic undergraduate enrollment. More>>

HACU hosts Emerging Leaders Summit event at York College (CUNY)
HACU hosted an Emerging Leaders Summit focused on preparing students for internships and career opportunities in various fields.The event brought together 58 local students from 12 colleges and universities with professionals and corporate representatives. More>> 

HACU Webinar to focus on Online Resource Center for DACA/DREAMers and HSIs
HACU will host a webinar from 12-1 p.m., CDT on June 27, 2018, to provide information on a new national online resource center for DACA/DREAMers and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).More>>

HACU's 32nd Annual Conference, Oct. 6-8, Atlanta, GA
Registration is underway for HACU's premier conference on Hispanic higher education. Exhibitor, advertising and sponsorship/partnership opportunities are available. The deadline for undergraduates to apply for a Student Track-HACU's ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Scholarship is June 29.

HACU meets with Puerto Rico higher education leaders to discuss its 13th International Conference, May 1-3, 2019
HACU staff members met with higher education leaders in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 4, 2018, for a host and planning meeting for HACU?s 13th International Conference.  More>> 

HACU recognizes partners selected to DiversityInc Top 50
Congratulations to the following HACU partners that were selected as the DiversityInc Top 50 Employers: Eli Lilly, Kellogg Company, TIAA, and GM. More>> 

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HACU Advocacy Center News  

Urge your Member of Congress to join the HSI Caucus

Ask your member of Congress to join the Congressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus. With the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act underway, the Caucus will be essential for advocacy for federal resources for HSIs. 

Click here to contact your member of Congress.

For other Capitol Hill updates including the DREAM Act click here

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